Gwalior

Gwalior

At a Glance
Population
1,123,505
Area
362 sq.kms
Geo Location
Central
Average Climate
9°C - 32°C
Best time to visit
October - March

The capital of the Scindia Kingdom, before independence, Gwalior is an historical city. The Gwalior Fort that stands on a steep isolated mass of sandstone is described as a pearl in the necklace of castles of India.

Gwalior is a beautiful and very famous city of its wonderful palaces, old temples and medieval fort. Being the birthplace of the great musician Tansen, the city is also highlighted for its majestic history and rich cultural heritage. Known as the city of fort, hill of Gwalior had previously served as the seat of various kingdoms of northern India . It is estimated that the fort was described as the pearl among fortresses in India. This majestic hill that looks across the entire city, presents a rapture counting on the scenic atmosphere of this exciting place.

As the legend goes, long ago a king named Suraj Sen was cured of a deadly disease by a hermit named Gwalippa. The grateful prince founded the city and named it after the hermit. Since Suraj Sen was given a new life, the hermit gave him a new name, Suraj Pal. He was advised to see that his descendants did not give up the surname, Pal. Generations later, a prince of the dynasty gave up the surname. Soon afterwards he lost his kingdom to a nobleman while he was on a visit to a neighboring kingdom.

Founded by King Suraj Sen, Gwalior has a majestic charm that speaks volumes about its magnificent past. Encircled by beautiful hills and greenery, it is a beautiful historical city where the most prominent royalty of India domiciliates. The royal charm of Gwalior is reflected in its striking architecture. When it comes to famous tourist attractions, Gwalior has a lot to offer its visitors. Some of the popular attractions in Gwalior such as Suraj Kund, Phool Bagh, Hathi Kund, Jai Vilas Mahal and Man Mandir Palace are worth visiting.

Known as the city of music, Gwalior is one of the most ancient gharanas or Hindu classical music schools. Above all, tourists can enjoy the major cultural event that takes place every year during the winter to mark the memory of great musician 'Tansen'.

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